Dining Well in Brazil

 

Did you know the national dish of Brazil is Feijoada? Here it is shown above. Steaming hot black beans and a slew of various tender meats. You can find this dish in a wider array of restaurants, and you’ll quite easily become obsessed with it. Furthermore, no restaurant cooks it exactly the same.

Now, Fejjoada is easy to find, but what about other gourmet Brazilian dishes? Well, there’s plenty. Brazilians know how to do food, and do it well. They also typically offer more than just a meal – it becomes a whole experience. Here’s some other ways to keep up the dining spirit of Brazil:

  • Street Food: You can get practically anything from street vendors that line the streets of Brazil, so don’t shy away from them – they carry some of Brazil’s best kept food secrets. You can get delicious prawns, chicken, tapioca pancakes, and much more, and it’s cheap!

 

  • Porcao:  This is a Brazilian chain restaurant – be sure not to pass it up because some of the best cuts of beef are served here. As long as you want it, meat after tender meat will be brought to your table and sliced fresh and hot right before your eyes.

 

  • Gourmet Eats in São Paulo: Here you’ll find the best chefs and have some of the best restaurant experiences that Brazil has to offer. Some fine dining places we recommend are: Figueira Rubaiyat and D.O.M. The latter of the two also has a great wine selection that pairs beautifully with its dishes.
  • Regional Cuisine of Belém: This Amazonian restaurant has some of the best food available because they have the best access to rich ingredients – more so than most other restaurants in Brazil. Cooking is all done by local chefs, and gives a wonderful take of down-home Brazilian cooking.

 

  • Moquecas in Salvador: stew of fresh seafood with coconut milk, lime juice, cilantro, and red dendê palm oil – phenomenal. Trust us, they’re famous for it.
  • Le Pré Catelan – Here you’ll find a 10 course Amazonian meal that is more than just food, it’s a whole experience. It’s headed up by a French chef, Roland Villard, and his take on Amazonian cuisine is unique in that it uses ingredients not native to Brazil – most Brazilians aren’t even familiar with his ingredients.
  • Confeitaria Colombo – We’re not lying when we say this coffee has an elegant flair. Definitely a great place to stop for a fabulous brew while gawking at the beautiful architecture and decor.